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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Eranthe View Post
    what you and several other people in this thread do not seem to understand is that it is mathematically impossible to outdps tanks with high levels of vengeance. it's not an issue of learning to play. you cannot outdps a monk tank with the gear required to kill the boss with a dps class. this is a problem. this is the problem.
    remove's the fun of begin the tank.. i dont wanna be a wall.. i wanna be a wall that doe's loads of dmg, so dps but with instant que ^^

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    The only fights I topped dmg as a tank were Wind Lord (i think thats the guy with the adds in HoF) and Horridon due to being on the boss a lot and fighting lots of adds.

    Single target, not so much. At lower levels tanks are #1 DPS even into the late 70s. I think the vengeance change in 5.4 might help tune down some of the ridiculousness of the monks ox shields and their dps.

  3. #203
    Quote Originally Posted by fangless View Post
    Vengeance = skill, got it.
    Skill = applying vengeance.
    Again, i can find reports of tanks with the same amount of veng and ~dmg intake doing +-50k dps from each other.
    What's going to happen as veng gets nerfed is that this range will decrease until the point where it won't matter any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celinamuna View Post
    Skill = applying vengeance.
    Again, i can find reports of tanks with the same amount of veng and ~dmg intake doing +-50k dps from each other.
    What's going to happen as veng gets nerfed is that this range will decrease until the point where it won't matter any more.
    Let's say we cut vengeance contribution to damage in half (there are several ways to approximate this - and by this logic, top end tank DPS will decrease by roughly 50%). That's still a 25k difference. Is this an "insignificant" difference?

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    Vengeance is only part of the problem, but I do think it needs a nerf on some level (hopefully after I level up my prot pally and get the lich king heroic mount lol) - the other half is that active mitigation is far better then regular mitigation (dodge and parry), to the point where you want to reforge out of dodge/parry gear or not even equip it. Active mitigation is a lot more interesting though then the old model, so I don't see this problem going away.

  6. #206
    Quote Originally Posted by voidspark View Post
    Let's say we cut vengeance contribution to damage in half (there are several ways to approximate this - and by this logic, top end tank DPS will decrease by roughly 50%). That's still a 25k difference. Is this an "insignificant" difference?
    At this point ? Probably not enough for people to care / actually try hard.
    If the difference between me mashing 2 buttons (macro + SotR) and having max survivability and actually having a sort of priority system + pressing extra 4 or so buttons for the same dmg intake but a whole 25k dps i don't think a lot of people would even bother pushing dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidspark View Post
    Let's say we cut vengeance contribution to damage in half (there are several ways to approximate this - and by this logic, top end tank DPS will decrease by roughly 50%). That's still a 25k difference. Is this an "insignificant" difference?
    Ok, don't take this as an insult or anything, but might I ask for the clarification about what your current raiding mode is?

    Because if you're someone who is in current content heroics, you should know what vengeance does.



    On topic, I simply don't understand the hate towards vengeance. You're not going to lose your DPS spot over another tank. That's not how vengeance works 'rotating tanks' for max vengeance doesn't work, they will all have a crap stack of vengeance.


    The issue isn't vengeance. The issue is solo tanking. Show me a raden where he is not being solotanked. Show me a horridon tank rank who didn't solo tank him. Show me an iron Qon rank without solotanking. These, and other fights are made with the intention of only half uptime of vengeance on any given tank on any given time. If you reduce a tank, your vengeance on the other tank will skyrocket, and you will also gain another DPS.

    The vengeance cap is useless, the only boss until now that actually brings you higher than it is raden and animus zerg, nothing else.

    Blizzard should just get rid of the extra vengeance from getting crit (I'm abusing this too) and voidzones (same, I abuse it too); why shouldn't you use the tools you've got to work with. Bit really, as far as I've seen they're going to do just that. So far in DoO there are many mechanics that award you no vengeance at all, and they're working on debuffs that can't be removed by HoPs. Those two changes will go a long way to reduce tank damage.

    And still, as a tank that's been tanking and raiding since vanilla, MoP made me fell in love even more with tanking, active mitigation was the best thing ever, and working around vengeance is even more fun. (Unless it's the blatantly OP voidzone/sit thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickwickman View Post
    Ok, don't take this as an insult or anything, but might I ask for the clarification about what your current raiding mode is?

    Because if you're someone who is in current content heroics, you should know what vengeance does.
    I'm well aware of what vengeance does, are you?

    Enlighten me as to the problem you have with my post's logic rather than trying ask me a completely irrelevant question, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celinamuna View Post
    At this point ? Probably not enough for people to care / actually try hard.... but a whole 25k dps i don't think a lot of people would even bother pushing dps.
    Let me put it this way, I'll ask two questions:

    About at what difference (roughly) would you begin to prefer to take a DPS over another? (so for instance, 2 DPS that are 10k apart is probably not a large difference to confidently say 1 is better than another).

    What about for tanks? (Again, these numbers don't have to be exact, just ballpark as to what order of magnitude we're looking at).
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    Quote Originally Posted by voidspark View Post
    About at what difference (roughly) would you begin to prefer to take a DPS over another? (so for instance, 2 DPS that are 10k apart is probably not a large difference to confidently say 1 is better than another).

    What about for tanks? (Again, these numbers don't have to be exact, just ballpark as to what order of magnitude we're looking at).
    This is why warriors are being buffed so heavily for 5.4; their damage wasn't in the same stratosphere as similarly geared paladins and monks, which means if you're going to argue that "bosses are tuned around tank damage" you'd better make sure they're balanced properly.

    Until now, they haven't been.

  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by Pickwickman View Post
    On topic, I simply don't understand the hate towards vengeance. You're not going to lose your DPS spot over another tank. That's not how vengeance works 'rotating tanks' for max vengeance doesn't work, they will all have a crap stack of vengeance.


    The issue isn't vengeance. The issue is solo tanking. Show me a raden where he is not being solotanked. Show me a horridon tank rank who didn't solo tank him. Show me an iron Qon rank without solotanking. These, and other fights are made with the intention of only half uptime of vengeance on any given tank on any given time. If you reduce a tank, your vengeance on the other tank will skyrocket, and you will also gain another DPS.

    The vengeance cap is useless, the only boss until now that actually brings you higher than it is raden and animus zerg, nothing else.

    Blizzard should just get rid of the extra vengeance from getting crit (I'm abusing this too) and voidzones (same, I abuse it too); why shouldn't you use the tools you've got to work with. Bit really, as far as I've seen they're going to do just that. So far in DoO there are many mechanics that award you no vengeance at all, and they're working on debuffs that can't be removed by HoPs. Those two changes will go a long way to reduce tank damage.

    And still, as a tank that's been tanking and raiding since vanilla, MoP made me fell in love even more with tanking, active mitigation was the best thing ever, and working around vengeance is even more fun. (Unless it's the blatantly OP voidzone/sit thing).
    You've said it far better than I could.

    I've seen a few people in this thread saying to nerf veng and bring back threat as a real mechanic, anyone that thinks that could be in anyway fun for more than a fraction of tanks that happen to be at just the correct gear level relative to the dps, don't have a clue how threat works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATron52 View Post
    What would some of you who are vehemently defending think of this idea for the next expansion?

    • Set all active mitigation cooldowns that scale with AP to instead scale with Stam or Str. (Encounters would of course be balanced around NOT having an enormous Word of Glory to throw on yourself all the time)
    • Change attack scaling to give tanks, on average, DPS equal to 1/2 - 3/4 of an average, equally geared DPS spec. (DPS does 200k, equally geared / skilled tank does 100k - 150k)
    • Dramatically lower or remove the 500% passive threat boost that trivializes keeping aggro.
    • Change Vengeance to, when you take damage, increase your threat for 10 seconds by one half of the percent of damage you took. It would stack with itself. (Example - you have 100k health and get hit for 30k. You gain a stacking 15% threat boost for 10 seconds. You get some good avoidance and get hit 6 seconds later for 10k. You gain an additional 5% threat, 20% total bonus threat, for next 4 seconds until the 15% fades, leaving you with 5% bonus threat for an additional 6 seconds, or until you take another hit. It sounds a little confusing when I write it out like that, but it makes sense in my head...)
    • Make threat matter again. With the lower damage, losing aggro to a DPS may actually happen. *gasp horror gasp* Separate the good tanks from the bad with threat. Good tanks know when to use their best threat abilities while having a high vengeance percent. Bad tanks struggle to keep aggro against competitive DPS.
    • Make active mitigation matter more. With the removal of AP from Vengeance, tanks would have no real reason to want to get hit, giving active mitigation a more important role.
    • Lastly, throw in some more engaging tanking mechanics other than "Drag boss here at such and such time," or "Tank swap at four stack of X debuff."

    These are just some ideas I came up with on the fly (the vengeance / threat is iffy), but what do the staunch defenders of Tanks doing DPS level DPS think of this? It seems most of the Vengeance supporters like doing good damage. They think that the fun part of being a tank is doing good damage. What if the fun part was actually about keeping threat and staying alive, you know...the things a tank is supposed to do?
    This sums it up. Worst. Ideas. Ever.

    Would be a pain to scale def abilities with stamina.
    Tanks shouldnt do less dps by default. A good tank should still be able to beat an average dps..
    Why change something that isnt broken, move threat boost to vengance ??
    Threat is a horrible boring mechanic and i remember when it did matter, no ty.
    You cant give AM a more important role lol, you play dps ?
    Sure, give more fun tank encounters, im all for it.

    Tanking has never been about threat and stayin alive, its the foundation but extremely little part of it, focus tanking into that and most tank will quit once again (hi cata queues)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zellviren View Post
    This is why warriors are being buffed so heavily for 5.4; their damage wasn't in the same stratosphere as similarly geared paladins and monks, which means if you're going to argue that "bosses are tuned around tank damage" you'd better make sure they're balanced properly.

    Until now, they haven't been.
    Right, and I don't think anyone can deny that is a complete utter patchwork fix that has no real good mechanics, basically just to tide things over until 6.0 can come out. Because the balance, not just in damage but in survival, is really really off right now.

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    Expanding on why attempting to make threat challenging is a terrible idea.

    Tank A is well geared and is raiding with average geared dps and a hunter + rogue

    Tank B is under geared and raiding with well geared dps non of which are hunters/rogues

    If you make it challenging for tank A to hold aggro you make it impossible for tank B to keep it without the dps throttling there dmg.
    Conversely if you balance threat around it been challenging for tank B it becomes faceroll boring for tank A

    And that's without even bringing skill into it which would just magnify the problem, raids with inexperienced tanks are already handicapped and reducing the amount of dmg there dps players can do due to threat won't be fun for anyone.
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  14. #214
    I'm sorry but tanks were out dps'ing dps in regular and leveling dungeons LONG before vengeance.
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  15. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by X3non View Post
    Open the report. That's Ra-Den's damage TAKEN, meaning the damage the boss took. Romulo is first on this list.
    DPS players contributed more damage to the kill than the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa666 View Post
    Tanking has never been about threat and stayin alive...
    I literally had to rub my eyes and read that again. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and assume it's not what you meant to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by voidspark View Post
    Right, and I don't think anyone can deny that is a complete utter patchwork fix that has no real good mechanics, basically just to tide things over until 6.0 can come out. Because the balance, not just in damage but in survival, is really really off right now.
    It depends on how you look at it, I think. Warriors, for example, are great 25-man tanks because their mitigation is extremely good and they'll always have a dedicated healer. The additional Vengeance their damage relies on is also in more plentiful supply. On 10-man, they're completely eclipsed by paladins, monks and DK's because their abysmal self-healing makes them a liability if a group wants to drop to two healers, and their damage is comparatively terrible.

    The sad part is that even for 25's, paladins and monks are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zellviren View Post
    It depends on how you look at it, I think. Warriors, for example, are great 25-man tanks because their mitigation is extremely good and they'll always have a dedicated healer.
    Right, I think Blizzard is balancing this in 5.4 (and has done some adjustments), but even in 25m there's many reasons warriors are just plain behind. DPS, raid healing. Tank mitigation is relatively more balanced in 25m, but in 10m other tank specs pretty much do not need a dedicated healer and some even serve as a raid healer themselves.

    Overall though, I do think it's not completely bad. At the very least, for a role as important as it is, all tanks are capable of tanking all of the end-tier heroic content in guilds that clear at a fairly reasonable rate.

  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by foxHeart View Post
    Gonna take a wild guess here and say the difference is which is better at taking hits and in general, you know, tanking things well. lol
    I think maybe you should play a tank class for about a week. Maybe you'll realize that mitigation and avoidance on pretty much every tank is the easiest part of the whole encounter. It's pretty hard to screw up your active mitigation unless you're a new BrM monk or something. Damage is something that provides a challenge and differentiates a good tank from a bad tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shise View Post
    The problem with tanks (Blood dk mostly) on top of the DPS metter is that... what the hell shall we play a DPS if we can just go as tank and do two jobs at the same time? And for that matter, even 3 as some heal like mad.

    DPS= DPS

    Tank= tank

    Healer=heal.

    That's what we all started playing for and that shouldn't change.
    Lol. Please tell everyone in your raid to reroll tank instead of DPS, put them all in a raid, and tell me what kind of numbers they pull.

    Oh that's right they'll all pull around 50-60k, because vengeance only applies to people taking large amounts of damage. Stacking 25 brewmasters isnt suddenly going to give you 25 people pulling 300k dps. Please understand how a mechanic works before posting crap like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saiyoran View Post
    I think maybe you should play a tank class for about a week. Maybe you'll realize that mitigation and avoidance on pretty much every tank is the easiest part of the whole encounter. It's pretty hard to screw up your active mitigation unless you're a new BrM monk or something. Damage is something that provides a challenge and differentiates a good tank from a bad tank.

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    Lol. Please tell everyone in your raid to reroll tank instead of DPS, put them all in a raid, and tell me what kind of numbers they pull.

    Oh that's right they'll all pull around 50-60k, because vengeance only applies to people taking large amounts of damage. Stacking 25 brewmasters isnt suddenly going to give you 25 people pulling 300k dps. Please understand how a mechanic works before posting crap like this.
    It's understandable. Some DPS players can't see over their recount meter, as it takes up most of their screen. They wouldn't know about the mechanics of other roles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saiyoran View Post
    I think maybe you should play a tank class for about a week. Maybe you'll realize that mitigation and avoidance on pretty much every tank is the easiest part of the whole encounter. It's pretty hard to screw up your active mitigation unless you're a new BrM monk or something. Damage is something that provides a challenge and differentiates a good tank from a bad tank.
    I'd disagree that the AM part of tanking is trivial.
    On Horridon, Tortos, Jikun, Durumu and RaDen it's pretty damn important you get it right at least as a prot pally, not saying it's massively hard just reasonably challenging while doing everything else that's needed.

    I definitely agree that tanks doing competitive dps is fun and important though, because if we only needed to worry about our AM our rotations would become much less engaging.
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